Shia LaBeouf continues his crusade to not be in movies with giant robots in "The Company You Keep," the Robert Redford-directed thriller in which the past comes a'callin' for a bunch of senior citizens who did something bad back in the day.
Shia plays an investigative reporter who gets caught up in the arrest of Sharon Solarz (Susan Sarandon, whose initials are also a double-S), a former Weather Underground activist who's been at the top of the FBI's Most Wanted list for decades following a Bank of Michigan robbery that resulted in the death of a guard. From there, her former partner Jim Grant (Redford) goes on the run, and Shia's investigation puts him in contact with more old-timers like Chris Cooper, Sam Elliot, Julie Christie, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Jenkins and even Nick Nolte.
You can tell this is a more serious, grown-up kind of role for Shia via the following super-dramatic exchange:
Anna Kendrick: Just because we hooked up in college I'm going to give you access to FBI wire taps?
Shia LaBeouf: Wire taps ... ?
The younger Shia would've made some witty comment about the first part of Anna's line. Now, it's all business.
Check out the trailer for "The Company You Keep" below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. The film opens on April 5 after for some reason not screening at the Sundance Film Festival last month.